Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer in Test
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 608 627 700
Rank change year-on-year +19 +73 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 253 204 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 145 90
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £324
90th Percentile £556 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,940 81,475 93,547
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.86% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,325 53,284 61,126
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,717 2,755 3,080
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%

Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Developer in Test in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Test in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Test in England over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test within the England region over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 167 £500 +5.26% 55
South East -12 32 £475 +9.20% 8
North of England -3 18 £404 +0.94% 7
Midlands +5 15 £380 +58.33% 5
South West 0 13 £425 +16.44% 4
Yorkshire -10 12 £383 -4.38% 5
East Midlands +9 8 £380 +49.02% 5
East of England -1 8 £450 +5.88% 8
West Midlands +7 7 £413 +83.33%
North West -15 5 £450 +12.50% 2
North East +31 1 £390 -5.45%
Developer in Test
UK

Developer in Test Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, Developer in Test contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Developer in Test in the job title.

1 202 (79.84%) Test Automation
2 168 (66.40%) Java
3 159 (62.85%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (57.71%) Selenium
4 146 (57.71%) SDET
5 123 (48.62%) Cucumber
6 93 (36.76%) C#
7 92 (36.36%) BDD
8 79 (31.23%) TDD
9 71 (28.06%) Scrum
10 64 (25.30%) QA
11 53 (20.95%) Jenkins
12 52 (20.55%) WebDriver
13 51 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (19.37%) JavaScript
15 47 (18.58%) Gherkin
16 46 (18.18%) SpecFlow
16 46 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 45 (17.79%) JIRA
18 40 (15.81%) .NET
19 38 (15.02%) Python
20 36 (14.23%) SQL
20 36 (14.23%) Kanban
21 35 (13.83%) Finance
22 32 (12.65%) Web Services
23 30 (11.86%) Security Cleared
23 30 (11.86%) Performance Testing
23 30 (11.86%) DevOps
23 30 (11.86%) API Testing
24 29 (11.46%) SC Cleared

Developer in Test Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (8.70%) Confluence
2 5 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.58%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.19%) CMS
5 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.19%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.58%) Front Arena
1 4 (1.58%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.95%) BrowserStack
4 9 (3.56%) GitHub
5 4 (1.58%) PaaS
5 4 (1.58%) vREST
6 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.79%) Serverless
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.16%) Skype
2 7 (2.77%) HTTP
3 2 (0.79%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.79%) SMS
3 2 (0.79%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.58%) Hadoop
1 4 (1.58%) HBase
1 4 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.19%) Big Data
2 3 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 146 (57.71%) Selenium
2 123 (48.62%) Cucumber
3 53 (20.95%) Jenkins
4 52 (20.55%) WebDriver
5 46 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 46 (18.18%) SpecFlow
6 45 (17.79%) JIRA
7 29 (11.46%) SoapUI
8 27 (10.67%) Appium
9 23 (9.09%) Maven
10 21 (8.30%) JMeter
11 18 (7.11%) TeamCity
12 17 (6.72%) JUnit
13 15 (5.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (5.93%) Protractor
14 12 (4.74%) Gatling
14 12 (4.74%) JBehave
15 11 (4.35%) TestNG
16 10 (3.95%) Ant
16 10 (3.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (13.83%) Finance
2 20 (7.91%) Banking
3 17 (6.72%) Retail
4 4 (1.58%) Front Office
4 4 (1.58%) Games
5 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.19%) Law
5 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.79%) Marketing
6 2 (0.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (18.58%) Gherkin
2 40 (15.81%) .NET
3 32 (12.65%) Web Services
4 28 (11.07%) JSON
5 27 (10.67%) AngularJS
5 27 (10.67%) RESTful
6 21 (8.30%) Node.js
7 18 (7.11%) XML
8 17 (6.72%) REST
9 14 (5.53%) React
9 14 (5.53%) SOAP
10 13 (5.14%) jQuery
11 12 (4.74%) CSS
11 12 (4.74%) HTML
12 10 (3.95%) Kafka
13 9 (3.56%) .NET Core
13 9 (3.56%) Spring
14 8 (3.16%) Middleware
14 8 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
15 7 (2.77%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.30%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.56%) Video on Demand
4 6 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.37%) Derivative
4 6 (2.37%) Fintech
4 6 (2.37%) RIA
4 6 (2.37%) Video\Live Streaming
5 5 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.58%) Equities
6 4 (1.58%) Exotic Derivative
6 4 (1.58%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.58%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.19%) iPad
7 3 (1.19%) iPhone
7 3 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.79%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.93%) Android
2 12 (4.74%) Linux
3 11 (4.35%) Unix
4 7 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.37%) Windows
6 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (79.84%) Test Automation
2 159 (62.85%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (57.71%) SDET
4 92 (36.36%) BDD
5 79 (31.23%) TDD
6 71 (28.06%) Scrum
7 51 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (14.23%) Kanban
9 30 (11.86%) API Testing
9 30 (11.86%) DevOps
9 30 (11.86%) Performance Testing
10 26 (10.28%) Microservices
10 26 (10.28%) Software Engineering
10 26 (10.28%) Test Scripting
11 25 (9.88%) Acceptance Criteria
12 24 (9.49%) Exploratory Testing
12 24 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (9.49%) Unit Testing
13 23 (9.09%) ATDD
13 23 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 168 (66.40%) Java
2 93 (36.76%) C#
3 49 (19.37%) JavaScript
4 38 (15.02%) Python
5 36 (14.23%) SQL
6 27 (10.67%) Ruby
7 17 (6.72%) Java 8
8 15 (5.93%) VBA
9 7 (2.77%) Perl
10 6 (2.37%) Apple Swift
10 6 (2.37%) Groovy
10 6 (2.37%) Scala
10 6 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.79%) C
12 2 (0.79%) F#
12 2 (0.79%) Go
12 2 (0.79%) PHP
13 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.30%) Degree
4 10 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.58%) ISEB
5 4 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (25.30%) QA
System Software
1 18 (7.11%) Docker
2 4 (1.58%) HDFS
3 2 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.19%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (5.93%) Atlassian
2 5 (1.98%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.58%) Calypso
3 4 (1.58%) Charles River
3 4 (1.58%) FXall
3 4 (1.58%) SimCorp
4 3 (1.19%) HP
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle
4 3 (1.19%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.79%) Software AG
5 2 (0.79%) VMware
5 2 (0.79%) webMethods
6 1 (0.40%) IBM
6 1 (0.40%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.40%) Murex
6 1 (0.40%) Perfecto Mobile